One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Demand or specify (a requirement), typically as part of an agreement.‘he stipulated certain conditions before their marriage’‘the stipulated time has elapsed’
specify, set down, set out, lay down, set forth, state clearlyView synonyms
- ‘The colour of the cladding was stipulated as grey but what was provided was yellow.’
- ‘They do require performance with only stipulated exceptions, but the law of tort does not.’
- ‘In some negotiation situations prospective recruits will ask the employer to detail the terms of the package that may be on offer before stipulating some of their requirements.’
- ‘They might agree that he would spend the next three months working with the council horticultural team at weekends, with a contract stipulating minimum standards of acceptable behaviour.’
- ‘If the contract stipulates eight bank holidays can be taken as paid leave in addition to holidays, June 3 will not count.’
- ‘Among the requirements is an agreement stipulating the areas of collaboration between the foreign design firm and its mainland counterpart.’
- ‘The advice line has an automated system into which you input your holiday plans and by return get a tailored information pack stipulating both what is required and what advised.’
- ‘When they refused to accept new working conditions stipulated by the contractor, they were all sacked.’
- ‘A key point of the agreement stipulates an amnesty for GAM fighters and other political prisoners.’
- ‘The requirement was stipulated in his bail conditions, a top prosecutor said on Tuesday.’
- ‘They also agreed on regular reciprocal visits by their defense ministers, and to sign an agreement stipulating the framework for such exchanges, the officials said.’
- ‘Note that completely rigid kinds of certificates can still be specified by simply stipulating that reconsideration always fails for them.’
- ‘The government has taken adequate care to protect the labour interests stipulating attractive compensation package when retrenched.’
- ‘Other important laws were those stipulating the conditions under which ministers can be sued and also a law for the improvement of agriculture.’
- ‘The system stipulates the rules and requirements that must be observed by the two parties.’
- ‘In addition, the document will include a clause stipulating procedures required for non-member countries to take part in the ASEM process, they said.’
- ‘The contract also stipulates the cottages cannot be resold separately and must be kept in use as holiday homes for at least 10 years.’
- ‘When presented with a contract stipulating their duties, they just sign it and reach for the keys.’
- ‘The first condition in the agreement stipulated that an allottee should be a tenant of the site for 10 years.’
- ‘They are also responsible for imposing the conditions stipulated in the agreements.’
Early 17th century: from Latin stipulat- ‘demanded as a formal promise’, from the verb stipulari.
(of a leaf or plant) having stipules.
- ‘Both have woody trunks and woody roots as well as stipulate leaf bases.’
- ‘This observation contradicts his view that the stipules of Lactoris are probably not indicative of relationship with other stipulate plants.’
Late 18th century: from Latin stipula (see stipule) + -ate.
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